Have you been told that you should not receive massage because you have cancer or some other medical condition?* Have you been turned away from massage because a therapist did not know how to work with you safely and with confidence? Do you have an older loved one who could use some gentle, compassionate touch, but you don’t know if she can even get a massage due to her extremely fragile state?
Relax. This is where I come in. I am here to help you.
My name is Renee Houston. I have held my Texas-state massage therapist license since March of 2009. I specialize in massage for the elderly, people living with cancer, and others with complex medical conditions. I am a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, the Society for Oncology Massage, and the Oncology Massage Alliance. With advanced training in Oncology Massage, Prenatal Massage, Massage for Burn Survivors, and more, I am always pursuing education relative to my favorite clients– you.
So come on in! Take a deep breath, let it out slowly, and drop those stressed shoulders. Tell me what you’re dealing with, and let’s see what we can do to get you some relief. We may need to make some modifications to my normal routine, or I may ask for a bit of time to do some research to make sure we are on the right path. I may even need to consult with your doctor or medical team. But rest assured, there are very few situations in which absolutely no form of touch would be permissible.
Go ahead and give me a call, and let’s talk about designing a session that is perfect for you, right where you are, in the body in which you live. You know you need it!
Mindful massage to help with the pain without "spending your spoons" (read about The Spoon Theory and why I love working with spoonies)
I will always work within the parameters set forth by the doctor/medical team caring for you. I will do my best to communicate with your medical caregivers, with your permission, to understand your needs and their concerns; likewise, to ensure that they understand my goals and intentions for your massage sessions. Soon, I will be posting a page on this site outlining how that works in more detail.